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Full College, Half the Cost

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Degrees to Launch Any Career

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College for Less

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Your Home Away From Home

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Two Campuses to Serve You


Southwestern Michigan College is a small college with big opportunities. The 240-acre campus is safe, beautiful, and always busy with activities. Experience it for yourself—all while getting a high-quality education you can take anywhere.

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Take Classes This Summer to Save Big

Summer semester features flexible course options, financial aid, and scholarships, so you can begin or continue working toward your degree.

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Free Tuition for Michigan Adults

Michigan Reconnect is a State of Michigan program offering free community college tuition to qualifying residents ages 25+. Follow the link below to see if you qualify.

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SMC Guarantee

All new students enrolling in Fall 2021 classes will receive a scholarship of at least $600 to help remove financial barriers to attaining a college degree. Because the best way forward is together.

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2021 Commencement

Join us May 14 and 15 as we graduate our 54th class of students in two socially distanced commencement ceremonies.

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Registration for Fall Classes Is Now Open!

Apply now to take the next step to becoming a student in the fall.

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Campus Living at Its Finest

Our suite-style residence halls are some of the nicest in the state! Apply for housing now for your best chance at securing a room. 

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Higher Learning Commission Reaffirmation Visit

SMC's accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission, will be conducting an on-site/virtual review on April 19 and 20 to reaffirm SMC's accreditation status.

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See Campus Now

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Upcoming Events

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May 07, 2021

Fall New Student Orientation

All students starting at SMC for the first time are expected to complete New Student Orientation to register for classes and learn how to succeed at SMC. Reserve your spot today!

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April 23, 2021

Small Group Visit Days

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April 30, 2021

Small Group Visit Days

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May 14, 2021


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May 14, 2021

Sp 21 Semester Ends

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May 15, 2021


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June 07, 2021

Su 21 Classes Begin

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July 25, 2021 - July 30, 2021

Music Camp

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August 09, 2021

SU21 Final Exams

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August 10, 2021

SU21 Final Exams

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August 11, 2021

SU21 Final Exams

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August 11, 2021

SU21 Semester Ends

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September 07, 2021

F21 Classes Begin







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